Do not tell your kids about abstinence, because if you do they will be curious about it and will go out and have sex. Ridiculous! We don’t use this irrational logic in reference to other things. For example, we don’t tell our kids about not murdering or not stealing, because if we do, they will be curious about it and will go out and murder and steal. No, we tell them about not doing it, because we do not want them to do it! We know telling them “not to” is the best method for getting them not to do it.
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).